WASHINGTON — JACL has announced that its executive director, Priscilla Ouchida, has been appointed to the National Park Service Centennial Advisory Committee.

JACL Executive Director Priscilla Ouchida (Photo by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

Ouchida was named to the 30-member national committee by the National Park System Advisory Board.

The committee will provide guidance and recommendations to the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Park System Advisory Board on the upcoming 100th birthday of the NPS. The centennial campaign will include a national information campaign and activities.

The committee is chaired by Gretchen Long, chair of the National Council of the Land Trust Alliance. Other members of the committee are:

Todd Davidson, chair of the Western States Tourism Policy Council;

Dr. John Francis, vice president of the National Geographic Society;

Priscilla Geigis, president of the National Association of State Park Directors;

Tom Kiernan, president of the National Parks Conservation Association;

Dr. Stephen Lockhart, chair of NatureBridge Board of Directors;

Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation;

Greg More, president and CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy;

Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy.

“The JACL has worked closely with the NPS on Asian American Pacific Islander projects relating to historic preservation, and we are excited to be involved in the upcoming centennial,” said Ouchida. “The centennial is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase our national parks, monuments and landmarks.”

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